Category Archives: Health

Tyneside MP backs landmark NHS Bill


Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has today backed a Private Member’s Bill in the House of Commons that will repeal the Coalition’s competition rules that are driving NHS privatisation at the expense of patient care. Introduced by Labour MP Clive Efford, the National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill would set tough controls on Continue Reading...

Catherine supports sun beds campaign


Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, is supporting a national campaign led by Liverpool City Council – and backed by Newcastle City Council – to give local authorities powers to licence and regulate sun bed operators. Following the tragic death from skin cancer of Catherine’s Fawdon constituent Gemma Watson at the age of just 27 earlier Continue Reading...

Newcastle MPs join up to learn more from local deaf community

Catherine McKinnell MP  Chi Onwurah MP at Becoming Visible coffee morni

Newcastle MPs Catherine McKinnell and Chi Onwurah joined up recently to learn more about the challenges and opportunities facing the city’s Deaf community. Catherine and Chi were invited to meet with Deaf constituents by local charity Becoming Visible, which works to raise the profile of Deaf people as well as providing an extensive range of Continue Reading...